AMD Shows Off Worlds First DirectX 11 GPU

Posted: Jun 3 2009, 7:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:42pm CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals


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AMD has unveiled the world's first DirectX 11 GPU at Computex. According to AMD the new GPU demonstrates the significantly improved computing experience set to debut at the end of 2009. That is the time frame when Windows 7 is set to launch as well.

AMD says that games and other applications will get a lot better with DirectX 11 offering features like tessellation and compute shader for more realism and better graphics. AMD says that its DirectX 11 demonstration will also help fuel developer demand, as hardware will allow for the development of games taking advantage of DX11.

“AMD has a long track record of delivering pioneering features that have gone on to become mainstays in the DirectX experience, and we’re doing it again with two mature, AMD-developed technologies in DirectX 11 – tessellation and the compute shader – both of which enable a better DirectX 11 experience for consumers,” said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President, AMD Products Group. “Today, we’re previewing AMD’s DirectX 11 graphics processor to build enthusiasm for this key technology so developers will have games available at launch and shortly thereafter. With the benefits it delivers to gaming, applications and Windows 7, developers are lining up to get their hands on our hardware, and we’re confident that consumers will too.”


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